Parenting is far from easy. Children are essentially small balls of meat who will try and kill themselves in the most inventive manner every single day, and you have to try and stop them.
While you're preventing them from doing all manner of daft things, you're also shaping them for the rest of their lives, which is a large task. So, one person took to Reddit to ask people what some avoidable mistakes were when raising a child, by asking: "What is a seemingly harmless parenting mistake that will majorly f*ck up a child later in life?"
Here are some of the stories and advice that people had to share, collected for your ease and convenience.
(Please be aware that some of these stories may contain instances of abuse.)